ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Kickboxers of Kolkata | Vishnumaya Deepakchandran | TEDxYouth@GEMSModernAcademy

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Kickboxers of Kolkata | Vishnumaya Deepakchandran | TEDxYouth@GEMSModernAcademy

Here’s Great Tip: Kickboxers of Kolkata | Vishnumaya Deepakchandran | TEDxYouth@GEMSModernAcademy


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A group of Kolkata girls empowered by the Sukanya project stand out as a sparkling beacon of hope amidst the dark reality of crimes against women. They have chosen the unusual path of mastering an extraordinary martial art, to not only protect themselves against crime on the streets but as a means to achieving good education and battling their way out of the economic and social limitations they face. Vishnumaya tells the story of these 60 girl-heroes who come from the rural outskirts of Kolkata, who have overcome many social and financial challenges to excel in the grueling martial art of kickboxing over the past few years, thanks to Sukanya and its mentors. Vishnumaya Deepakchandran is a grade 10 student at Gems Modern Academy, Dubai. She is an aspiring astrophysicist who hopes to lead a game-changing space mission one day. Right now, she’s spending her schooldays debating, playing the violin, painting and waiting it out. She loves travelling, is a diehard foodie and enjoys singing. She is passionate about women’s rights and believes that the youth have unimaginable powers to touch and change the communities around them. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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